Over the weekend, April the giraffe gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Animal Adventure Park gave viewers (1.25 million to be exact) the chance to watch the birth live. The 15-year-old giraffe had the calf at around 9am.
Now they want fans to help name the calf. Votes are $1 each for a minimum of five votes per person. All funds will go towards giraffe conversation efforts, Ava’s Little Heroes and the park.
THINGS TO KNOW:
April is 15 - her 4th calf
April has never lost a calf nor had a stillborn
Oliver is 5 - his 1st calf
Animal Adventure Park has some of the largest indoor stalls in the nation (sq ft per animal). The calf will weigh around 150lb and will be about 6' tall at birth. The front hooves will come out first followed by the snout.
Mom will naturally raise the calf, with weaning could take between 6-10 months, maybe longer.